So when I lost one recently - it was a gift from my Dad, I went on the last hunt my Dad and I got to go on together; using that arm on that "last hunt" my Dad and I took game with it - I decided to replace it quickly.
On September 11, my fishing buddy and I decided to do a 3-day-2-night float trip on the Susitna River. I took the Collath drilling along to shoot ducks and a moose if we saw a legal one. The short story is that we capsized and I lost A LOT of 'stuff'. All of the stuff I lost was replaceable except for two items - Yes... one was the Collath. The other was a knife an "internet friend" made for me using some caribou antler I have him.
I lost some camping stuff that I'd had for a long time, some of it 35 years. Still, that stuff was replaceable. The Collath and the knife are not. However...
I just closed the deal on this item:
Here's the description.
Have a look at it. I like it. It's listed as a "10 mm". We'll see what it really is when I get it in my hands. That should be late this week. I'll cast the chamber, and based on what I find, I'll probably have to get on some sort of "solution" to find a cartridge I can use.This ad features the pictured G. F. Stormer Antique Drilling with 16 Gauge Shotgun Barrels and a 10 Millimeter Rifle Barrel. This gun appears to be in all original condition with Outstanding engraving on the receiver and lock plates. The gun is tight but I advise against shooting it as the 26 and 3/4 inch Damascus barrels are pitted on the inside. The buttstock has 3 pins in the right side, these are small and most likely can be removed. I have no idea of why they are there. This a small dent in the right barrel about 6 inches back from the muzzle. The length of pull measures 13 inches. This is very nice older gun that borders on the edge of pure artwork. A close look at the pictures will show you all the details.